Local grocers and union representatives are back at the negotiating table today trying to come to an agreement about a new contract.
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 represents about 17,000 workers at Safeway, King Soopers and Albertsons, who all have been negotiating separately with the union to replace contracts that expired May 9.
Safeway and workers earlier agreed to a second contract extension that expires June 15. King Soopers and Albertsons workers don't have a contract.
The companies and the union have disagreed on wages, pension benefits and a system that offers less pay and benefits for newer employees.
King Soopers and Safeway have been seeking potential temporary workers, in case of a strike or lockout.